Almond Butter Cake


While it was just out of the oven, hubby takes a big sniff and told me that he remembers this aroma from his childhood.  So I had to try/taste a piece of this cake.  Hubby dearest walks in on me and says… “Oh…so now  you’re eating my Moncha Pinestick??? (some dutch word he said…and I just typed it like it sounded.  I have no idea of the correct way to spell it in Friesian).  And it is beyond me as to when it became “his” cake.  I remember having this at my in-laws house years ago.  It’s a dense, sweet treat that many dutchies serve after church at ‘coffee time’.

Almond Butter Cake

  • Servings: one 9-inch round
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1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Almond Paste

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 Cup Flour

1 Egg White

1 Tablespoon Water

Rock Sugar

Almond Slices (option to use almond slivers)

9 Inch baking pan

parchment paper


Oven at 325 degrees

Beat butter, almond paste, sugar, egg, and almond extract together for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add flour.  Spread into the 9-inch pan(buttered, floured and lined with parchment paper) (i used a pie pan…that’s all i had )  Beat one egg white with one tablespoon of water.  Brush on cake.  Sprinkle with rock sugar.  Top with almond slices.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.  do not overbake.

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